September 28th 2012
Anabela and Geoff got married a couple of weeks ago.
I wanted to make something special for them, because they're pretty special friends. They both love cats; quite possibly, (dare I say it), even more than me, especially their two kitties Oreo and Pony.
Both Chris and I put our heads together and decided that we wanted to make them a framed painting. If you're familiar with their work, you'll know that they use a lot of light, ethereal imagery, so I wanted to include a hint at that in the painting. Anabela loves peonies, and I thought Pony would look adorable in a silk ribbon. Chris made a beautiful frame and we stained it with white pickling stain to keep the whole thing nice and bright, (like their lovely apartment).
Anabela posted a little more about the painting, which you can view here.
On another note; I wanted to mention the event happening at the AGO tomorrow night for Nuit Blanche. Heather Goodchild has recreated a midcentury garment, ceramic and metal-work factory in Made It Then, Make It Again, where workers will be assembly-line manufacturing uniforms, mugs and metal stools for the workers to sit on. I'll be helping out along the garment line, and will clock on between 1-4am, but the whole performance takes place between 7pm and 7am. For a proper explanation, and some beautiful photos of the space coming together, visit The Wardens Today.
Also, I'm looking forward to sharing a painting I've been working on lately for an upcoming show. It will take place at the end of October in New York. It's been a lot of fun so far, and I'll post all about it closer to the date of the show.
Posted by Melinda Josie